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Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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I got an epipen (epinephrine) abuot 6 months ago. Do epipen (epinephrine)'s work for any allergy?

I got an epipen (epinephrine) abuot 6 months ago. Do epipen (epinephrine)'s work for any allergy?

Anaphylaxis: Epinephrine is an emergency treatment for a systemic allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Epipen's are not indicated for the treatment of "any allergy". ...Read more

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In general, what does epinephrine do, i.e. how does it work to remedy anaphylactic reaction? Thank you.

In general, what does epinephrine do, i.e. how does it work to remedy anaphylactic reaction? Thank you.

In many: Ways it helps- acts on a number of receptors causes constriction, or tightening, of the blood vessels, which decreases swelling and also helps to increase blood pressure, increases the heart’s contraction and heart rate, which can help to prevent or reverse cardiovascular collapse. Epinephrine relaxes the muscles around the airways in the lun ...Read more

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Is benzene epinephrine?

Is benzene epinephrine?

No: Benzene is a very toxic organic (carbon-based) chemical. Structure here: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/benzene Epinephrine is another name for adrenaline which acts as a hormone and a neurotransmitter in humans and other mammals. Structure here: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/epinephrine Epinephrine includes a "benzene" ring, but the attached groups give it its unique behavior. ...Read more

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Am I allergic to epinephrine.

Am I allergic to epinephrine.

Epinephrine allergy: Symptoms you mention are effects experienced not benificial to you but accompany the effects one is desiring this is not allergy to the medicine but is called sideeffect like the skin of the fruit with the fruit you can still use the drug and minimize the side effects by not taking the full dose all at once also slowing down the pace of the injection sit down while injecting and lie down after. ...Read more

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Can I use the epinephrine in ampule iv/im for a nosebleed?

Can I use the epinephrine in ampule iv/im for a nosebleed?

Bad idea: Epinephrine will cause your blood vessels to constrict, but when given intravenously or intramuscularly, it will circulate through your whole body producing many other bad reactions. It is best to just hold pressure to stop the bleeding and seek medical care if this does not stop it. ...Read more

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What happens if epinephrine doesn't work during anaphylaxis?

Epinephrine: Known as epipen (epinephrine) can be given uo to 3 times 5 minutes apart to get a response, usually you get a good response from first dose, unless patient is on beta blockers you may need the extra doses or need glucagon ...Read more

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What would happen if I ingest the epinephrine from and epi-pen?

Heart problems: Potential potential you could have a heart attack I would go to nearest emergency room ...Read more

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How effective is epinephrine (Medihaler-EPI) for treating croup?

How effective is epinephrine (Medihaler-EPI) for treating croup?

Vaponephrine: Or racemiic epinephrine is very effective for croup
if croup is recurrent there is an allergic basis to it
medihaler epi is epinephrine used for asthma.and is not as effective as vaponephrine ...Read more

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Can you use 0.3mg of epinephrine by syringe instead of an epipen?

Can you use 0.3mg of epinephrine by syringe instead of an epipen?

Yes: You can, however, I think there is concern about appropriate dosing and that is why the epipen exists in the first place. However, that has crossed my mind as a possibility. ...Read more

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How do I tell people I carry epipen (epinephrine) if travel alone?

How do I tell people I carry epipen (epinephrine) if travel alone?

Simlple is best: Life threatening allergies are always a concern while traveling. If you meet up with someone while traveling let them know about your allergies. Something simple such as "i have a severe allergy to xyz which can be frightening to me and you. I always carry a an easy to use Epipen (epinephrine) in my........ May I take a moment to show you how it works? ". Then show them how simple it is to use. ...Read more

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Is one injection of epinephrine enough to treat an allergic reaction?

Some need seconds: Some people may need a second injection of epinephrine, so always keep second Epipen handy or make sure you know how to use the second dose in your twinject. ...Read more

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I have tremors after being given epinephrine, will my tremors go away?

Very likely: Epinephrine can indeed induce tremors, especially in susceptible individuals, and this should depart over the next few days. If this does persist, see your doctor and check thyroid function, and a few other labs. Also, review your medications, as these may be contributing to your problems. ...Read more

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Can you cure someone who is having an allergic reaction with epinephrine?

Can you cure someone who is having an allergic reaction with epinephrine?

No cure: Epinephrine will block some of the acute inflammatory reactions and is therfore a temporary rescue to an allergic reaction. If this is not coupled with removal of the allergen and addition of longer acting anti-histamines or steroids, a delayed reaction with serious consequences can occur when the epi is metabolized and no longer present. The only cure is future avoidance of a known allergen. ...Read more

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What causes elevated DHEAS, cortisol and epinephrine levels? Thanks in advance

What causes elevated DHEAS, cortisol and epinephrine levels? Thanks in advance

DHEA-s: One common cause in females is PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome). ...Read more

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How can I get an epipen (epinephrine) for precaution from my alllergic reactions?

Doctor: Epipens (epinephrine) require prescriptions, so you should talk to your pcp about your concern and obtain a prescription. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why an injection of epinephrine to combat an acute immune reaction?

Anaphylaxis: A severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) involves the release of various chemicals from various cells in the body that cause low blood pressure, airway constriction, swelling (hives). Epinephrine works in multiple ways to combat these changes by decreasing the release of these chemicals, opening up the airways, and increasing blood pressure. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the purpose of giving epinephrine with lidocaine for anesthesia?

Epi and anesthesia: Epinephrine causes blood vessels to constrict and alps the anesthetic to stay in the area longer to increase duration of the effect. ...Read more

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How does an injection of epinephrine like with epi-pen stop the inflammatory response?

It dilates airways.: It dilates airways and aids with anyphylactic rxns. It is not a true anit-inflammatory, but acutely treats severe allergic rxns. ...Read more

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Is there a difference treating croup with nebulized epinephrine vs recimic epinephrine?

Is there a difference treating croup with nebulized epinephrine vs recimic epinephrine?

Different meds: These are different forms of the same basic med & provided in different concentrations. Epi (1%) racemic @ 2.5%. There is qualitative differences on their effectiveness in a given patient. ...Read more

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How come I should go to the emergency room after using an epipen (epinephrine) (adrenaline)?

Can always recur: Epinephrine may only be helpful for a short time and you can have life-threatening rebound symptoms. ...Read more

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Does a comprehensive metabolic test check cortisol & epinephrine levels? If not, how is it checked?

If problem suspected: Cortisol and epinephrine levels are not checked routinely. If someone has low sodium and high potassium on a comprehensive metabolic panel, 24 hr urine cortisol or other test may be ordered particularly if symptoms such as malaise exist (adrenal insufficiency).Hormones related to epinephrine are checked for episodes of v high blood pressure/rapid heart rate, to evaluate for pheochromocytoma (rare) ...Read more

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I've got lidocaine hci 2% and epinephrine 1:1000, 000 injection viles. What whould happen if I drank it?

Are you suicidal?: If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself by ingesting vials of lidocaine/ epinephrine, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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What are reasons why I'm told to go to the emergency room after using an epipen (epinephrine) (adrenaline)?

Great question: 1. You may need more medicine.
2. The medicine may cause unwanted side effects
3. Your "reaction" may need further/different treatment ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Adrenaline (Definition)

Adrenalin (e) / Epinephrine is the hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that speeds and strengths the heart, dilates the airways, and shifts blood flow to the muscles. Often this is in response ...Read more


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Epinephrine (Definition)

Epinephrine is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more